One of the perks of hanging out in an independent used bookstore is the ability to sift through countless “reject” and unwanted books. How did they end up being given away in the first place? Was the cover inappropriate? The information inside offensive or possibly dangerous for small developing minds? Look below to find just some of the wacky and weird titles our interns found in the Downtown Phoenix store today:
The Right To Bear Arms by Paul Deegan, 1987
Just what every small child needs, a picture book that combines First Amendment rights with the preamble of the U.S. Constitution.
Bambi’s Big Surprise, Golden Books
Oh look, Momma is sleeping… hey, wake up…
Happy Animals, printed in Japan
If you give a mouse a cookie, a cat will eat it and put on a celebration ribbon and bell.
Good-Bye Mommy, by Bruce King Doman, 1977
This book seems like it could be about a mother passing away, or maybe the aftermath of divorce, but “Good-Bye Mommy” is actually a book about Tommy trying to manipulate his mother into staying while she is trying to find him for a fun outing. The illustrations are unintentionally boundary breaking human achievement.